The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leading role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries. AGRODEP seeks to build a dynamic research community that can respond to the emerging and long-term needs of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program’s (CAADP) growth and poverty reduction agenda. They are currently looking for qualified economists from Africa who are interested in becoming members of the African Growth and Development (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium.
Membership in AGRODEP is free and provides great benefits to its members including access to and training on state of the art economic modeling tools, better access to data for research and policy analysis, collaboration with leading African scientists and their peers outside Africa, and eligibility to apply for research grants.
Members will be selected following a competitive process based on their experience and academic background and training. In order to be eligible for AGRODEP membership, applicants must currently live in Africa and have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 10 years, be a Ph.D. candidate, or have a Masters degree with technical skills and experience in Economics, or in related field.
The application deadline is 2012, March 15.
For more information, please visit the AGRODEP website: www.agrodep.org.